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Old 05-05-2012, 11:19 PM
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Default First Year Flyfishing

Well after getting bored catching fish on a spinning rod, I decided to try flyfishing. I didnt want to spend a ton of money for a first rod/reel, so I picked up a St Croix Rios Santos, and Okuma SLV.

I learned to tie a few different patterns also
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My casting has not been pretty, but these guys have not minded!
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Sorry for posting the pics like that, but I couldn't for the life of me figure this picture posting thing out.
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When you go into your photobucket, one of the URL options will have IMG in brackets on either end of the URL. Just copy/paste that one into the response box and voila, you'll have a photo. Either way, looks like a pretty nice jump into what will likely be a life-long addiction! But I can't say I ever got bored of catching fish on the spinning rod, I just moved to a new area and figured it was heretical to fish for trout with anything but a fly outfit, and of course that's how it all started...
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I'm here to help http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...tml#post428183

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Looks like you've figured out how to catch some nice fish!

Nothing wrong with the outfit you have, I have owned the Rio Santo and it's a good rod. As for the SLV reels, I have several of them I use regularly and have no complaints.
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Casting purdy????....I doubt that there are many out there that make purdy casts with them Clousers. I only fish them as a last resort.
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Casting purdy????....I doubt that there are many out there that make purdy casts with them Clousers. I only fish them as a last resort.
Okay, I feel a little better. Thanks!

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Looks like you've figured out how to catch some nice fish!

Nothing wrong with the outfit you have, I have owned the Rio Santo and it's a good rod. As for the SLV reels, I have several of them I use regularly and have no complaints.
Thanks for the experience!

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Dang, I did a search for that, and came back with nothing. Thanks alot!

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When you go into your photobucket, one of the URL options will have IMG in brackets on either end of the URL. Just copy/paste that one into the response box and voila, you'll have a photo. Either way, looks like a pretty nice jump into what will likely be a life-long addiction! B1ut I can't say I ever got bored of catching fish on the spinning rod, I just moved to a new area and figured it was heretical to fish for trout with anything but a fly outfit, and of course that's how it all started...
Thanks alot!
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Welcome to the addiction! Nice fish. Don't worry, the amount of fly rods you own will soon go up, exponentially.
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Already got a pike!!? Well that just makes me jealous...

nice work!
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